O-Farms

Closing the food systems loop in Kenya

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O-Farms is an African SME accelerator completely focused on circular agribusiness with the goal of making circularity a mainstream approach for improved rural livelihoods and sustainability.  It is an initiative funded by the IKEA Foundation to help scale circular agribusiness innovations in East Africa.

O-Farms, led by Bopinc and Village Capital, is focused on accelerating the next generation of innovative circular agribusinesses in Kenya and Uganda. Agri-circularity creates a more sustainable food system that drives innovation through developing innovative business models that reduce agricultural losses thereby creating new economic opportunities and jobs in the region. In this regard, Kenya can sustainably feed its growing population, without depleting its natural resources. In doing so, O-Farms will build an innovation support infrastructure that enables circular agribusiness to grow and develop.

Program benefits

For the first cohort, up to 12 enterprises will be selected to join the program. The enterprises can expect to receive the following benefits:

  • Customized training program on agri-circularity business
  • Technical Assistance to embed circularity principles in the business model including strengthening the systems and processes.
  • Coaching and Mentorship – personalized and group coaching to unpack training into business implementation
    Links to financial and investment opportunities
  • Networking and peer learning to strengthen innovations and build a community of best practices in agri-circularity.
  • Competitive peer-to-peer awarded seed grants of up to Euro 50,000 (for 2 cohort selected enterprises)
  • Networking opportunities to showcase your solution and meet with investors and other stakeholders.

Overview

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Closes September 30, 2022
Program dates Jan 16 - Mar 31, 2023
OrganizerE4Impact Accelerator Program for Kenyan Entrepreneurs
Website Visit website
Targets Kenya
Sectors Agribusiness
SDG (1)12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Portfolio

NameCountrySector(s)
Agricycle Global
Democratising access to global export markets
Kenya Agribusiness, Import and export, Transport and log…
Bioafriq Energy Limited
Reducing post-harvest losses through manufacture of drying equipment
Kenya Clean technology and energy
Safi Organics
Offering unique  tailor made fertilizer
Kenya Agribusiness, Clean technology, Waste management a…
Goshen Farm Exporters Limited
Leading producers, food processors and Finest Exporters
Kenya Agribusiness, Crop farming, Food and beverage
The Big Thunder Mining Company
We source and Process Macadamia into Cosmetic Oils & Export.
Kenya Agribusiness, Biomass, Import and export
Dudu Masters Limited
Let's feed the world without consuming mother earth.
Kenya Animal farming, Crop farming

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